A publicly-traded portfolio company which four BDCs have exposure to falls out with its lenders after months of forbearance. We discuss the possible implications for the company itself and its BDC lenders, which include several well known names.
After briefly reviewing price activity for the week in the BDC Fixed Income segment, we discuss a recent Baby Bond issuance and its implications for other players likely to come to market shortly.
BDC sector prices continue upwards for another week, but are we reaching a point of resistance ? Also, developments at several BDCs that were in the news this week could spill over into the coming weeks and with unanticipated consequences.
Main Street Capital formally announced its expected second “supplemental” distribution, capping out a 5th year of an increasing pay-out. The BDC Reporter, though, worries that the popular BDC’s distribution streak might be in jeopardy, as we explain in great detail.
The broad market indices bobbed around in the week and the BDC sector followed suit. We discuss two BDCs that did well, and four that did not and project out how the rest of the year is likely to play out.
From a price standpoint, only a small move in BDC Fixed Income prices in this shortened week. However, Main Street’s new unsecured debt was an important development in a much larger liability management and earnings story.
A well known retailer decides to liquidate. Three BDCs will be taking further credit hits as a result and major realized losses when the process is completed.
Main Street publishes a few key preliminary numbers for 2018. We ask some hard questions about the future.
The famously stable BDC Fixed Income market seems a little anemic. However, that’s nothing compared to what may happen as BDCs position themselves around the Small Business Credit Availability Act.
Another good week for the BDC Sector and most of its constituents, as the rally marches on. We discuss myriad metrics and look at the length of the runway.